The Danish Datacenter Industry (DDI) has released a new report which focuses on data center skills and education in Denmark. The report offers an overview of the challenges and opportunities when it comes to educating the workforce of tomorrow. The report highlights the need for diversity, calls for more upskilling opportuntities in the regional sector.
Whilst the industry is relatively “young” in Denmark, it has grown significantly in a very short period of time. In just 5 years, the educational sector has stepped up and offered courses and introduced sector-specific modules to cater to the demands of the ever-growing industry. However, the sector continues to struggle with attracting a young and more diverse talentpool, given that it is a largely unknown industry to many.
"The key takeaway from the report is that we as an industry must address the skills and education challenge on two fronts; on one hand create awareness of the sector to larger audiences, especially amongst younger people, and on the other hand create more opportunities for education and training for the existing workforce", says Arnth Nielsen, who is the chairman of DDI's Skills & Education Working Group.
One of the main ingredients for success is collaboration across the board.
"Building the data center workforce of tomorrow will require attention, effort, collaboration, and leadership from across the entire industry. We have come a long way in a very short period of time in Denmark, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us, especially on the diversity front", says Merima Dzanic, the COO of the Danish Data Center Industry.